Average 4.1 based on 50 teacher ratings
Gisella Castro is a History teacher at Mark Keppel High School located in Alhambra, California and part of Alhambra Unified School District. Gisella Castro's 50 teacher ratings contributes to Mark Keppel High School's ranking of 1,395 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mark Keppel High School is 4.04 stars.
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Saw a lot of haters here. One of the HARDEST teacher that I ever had. You will hate her at first but when you passed her class you will find out how great she is. I still remember her lecture now. Essay test is hard if you don't understand her lecture. Although I don't go back to visit her but she is great.

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All these reviews about how Ms. Castro is a bad teacher confuse me. I truly believe she is a great teacher! Her style of teaching is very unconventional. While other history classes rely heavily on textbooks, you rarely ever need it.Instead, she teaches you through her own lectures. She does in fact give out many projects so you need to do your own research too. Her grading isn't that hard, it depends on how much effort you are willing to invest in it! I love her class, too bad she's retiring...

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just transfer out..

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Ms. Castro, It's funny how some of these students could be so bold. I laughed at the one who said she didn't appreciate you speaking to the class in Spanish, really? Ms. Castro, I was one of those lazy students back in the late 80's, but you talked me into staying smart. I tried and eventually did very well for myself. I now employ a staff of people in my company and always remembered your efforts and words. Thanks

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She has a habit of going off topic at some times but when she teaches us, she has a good deciphering so that we can understand the concept of the subject she is teaching us. her grading is REALLY difficult though as you would be lucky if you got a B on an assignment, same goes with a test or quiz

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Even though her history class is arguably as one of the hardest non-AP ones, it is worth the effort. You will learn a lot.

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Mrs. Castro is amazing! I don't understand why anyone would ever say she's a bad teacher. Yes, her class is difficult compared to other world hist. classes, but you LEARN SO MUCH MORE. You never even need the book in this class. That lady knows everything. By the end of the year, you should be able to get a 500 on the CST at LEAST. Also, mrs.castro cares. She really does. She wants to educate you and prepare you for college, not treat you like a little kid and hand you an A.

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some students told me that you would not teach us. That we would have to teach ourselves through projects. They were right. I want you to teach us. don't make us do the work.

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she gives us projects all year long. that is not good teaching. she says she is a good teacher, but she is the only one that says it

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She's very knowledgeable, she explains clearly, but the way she grades is very difficult

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I love Ms. Castro! :) Her class is really fun to be in. I love how she tries to make it fun, but she still manages to teach us a whole lot. I love how she can relate to some of our problem, and how she's always up to telling us stories that we can relate to the lesson. I think her class is pretty okay; it's just that you need to put a lot of effort in your works.

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Ms. Castro is a very good teacher, her class is NOT easy, but if you want a to learn you will learn in her class. She teaches all from her knowledge and is a helpful teacher. She doesn't give homework every night but all her assignments count and she reads EVERYTHING! Her tests are all essays and don't be surprised at all if she asks you to write two tests in one period. She is a very good teacher period.

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great teacher!! she acctually cares about your grade. presentation and essays are required!

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she is an okay teacher and her class is not that hard when you get the hang of it i got a B without studying for her test nor finals

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i almost had her. good thing i transfer out the 2nd week of skool :p

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Very hard to a C at least. Gives out very hard assignments that may affect your grade greatly as well as test and quizzes if you don't understand the lesson.

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keppel needs to get rid of her

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she is tough but it will benefit for future years

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Very intellectual teacher, she knows her stuff in history, VERY high in ethics.

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a mean woman, bad teacher and she will hate you if you tell someone taht you don't like her teaching. she always leaves us by ourselves in the class so she can go and talk to her friends, no good

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tries to mother you, a poor teacher

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it's a lot of work, but in the end you DO learn something...

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She's okay, but personally I don't think her grading system is all that good. Projects are a pain, but really informative. This is the one class where my grades will not be posted somewhere.

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you'll either love her or hate her but she's so good at explaining the material in a way you can really understand. the only thing is there's not a rubric to her grading so it's a little subjective.

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not a great teacher, she gets her information by whateva comes up in her head. her tests are essays and she grades it hard. make sure u get a B in 1st quarter and a A in second which ends up with an A

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She is a good teacher, very much critical thinking, but is pretty hard and demanding. sometimes bugging stuedents on the wrong thing

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good teacher :] i was surprised that i actually can answer her questions

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she's a great teacher, & she makes u think & doesn't always give u the answer right away... that's why its so hard cuz u have to make connections urself, but she's a good teacher.

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Wierd, passionate, dramattic, cares more about teaching than her students.

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she thinks she's a good teacher. she's not but tries to make students think that she is.

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her class is harder then a honors class, This is the class were you hate it while your in it, you sometimes can't stand her, but in after the class is over your cool with her.

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i think shes a terrific teacher because she can actually teach without the books! not many teachers can do that..

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she's a teacher that cares...alott more than peepo think...but her class is too hard ta pass...she makes errythin luk sooo e-z..but it aint...

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shes so cool... i love her class... probably favorite class, but her class is tough

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she's a cool teacher...

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I LOVE MS. CASTRO!!!

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I really like MS CASTRO. Shes a great teacher even thought her class is pretty tough

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I don't like it when she plays favor with students other than that shes fine. She makes learning interesting ... cuz history is very boring.

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A very good teacher, Castro is evenhanded and very helpful in and out of class. From relationships to class work, she's always happy to help.

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She isn't too hard or too easy. She's enough to get everyone's butts in gear. Sometimes annoying, but well meant.

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a VERY hard teacher

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greatest teacher ever!

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I know she is tough but she really does care!!

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shes too hard

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she is the best of the best!! you can count on her when u need to talk!!

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She is The GREATEst!!!

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She is the best.

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A great teacher. People say she is a hard teacher, but I don't think so. She's a GREAT teacher!

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